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Suppliers considered by businesses when switching in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014

This statistic shows the number of quotes obtained the last time businesses considered switching suppliers in the United Kingdom (UK) for 2014, by size and broker usage. It shows that 49 percent of those who used a broker did not know how many quotes were obtained, while also showing that 29 percent of businesses who consulted a broker but not used it have obtained five or more quotes, which is well above the average of 17 percent.

Number of energy suppliers contacted by businesses that were looking to switch in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014

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Release date

March 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents

1,502 respondents

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Originally asked as: "Thinking about the last time you considered switching gas/electricity supplier, how many suppliers did you or your broker contact for quotes?"
Numbers in brackets are the base.

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